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My Tank, 30L Nano Cube

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by okayplayer, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    yep
    yesterday was better
     

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  2. okayplayer

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    Hi Juri,

    Thanks for your honest opinion. MUCH appreciated.

    Please find below the final hardscape (at least regarding the wood placing), if you have any improvement; feel free.

    I plan to order to plants tonight, what would you go for ?

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  3. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Best hardscape so far :proud:

    as you can see on the last picture, the two front stones seem to on the same line, move one of them and it will be ok

    What plants are available to you? Tropica?
     
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    For me without a doubt the T5 layout on the right is your best. It uses the tank well, good height and good transition to the foreground. I would go mostly moss on branches and midground since you seem to have a lowlight setup.
     
  6. okayplayer

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    Hi J House,

    Thanks for your feedback, the credits goes to Juri for his help. I'm now looking at the blog you have in signature => amazingly nice ! Controlled fury is masterpiece.

    I got this item on order :

    BOYU T5 8W x 3 Aquarium Overhead Tank Lighting Lamp on eBay (end time 04-Feb-11 05:38:01 GMT)

    with 2 Arcadia 8W freshwater & 1 Arcadia Tropical 8W

    That should do the job :)

    I was also planning to buy this item

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250406691136

    because it may be more fancy in the aquarium. I found that my canister (fluval 105) had 14.5mm tubing stock... just wondering if this item will match ... because I don't want it to be oversize.... and if I choose the small size ... the tube required is 9 or 10mm ...
     
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    :D

    Hey Juri, hope everything is fine. Would you give me a little help on the plant scape ?
     
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    I plan to order some plants at the end of the week, if someone could give me a little help that would be so cool

    I can't wait to put water inside the tank ;)
     
  9. Jurijs mit JS

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    Green = Glosso or HC or Elatine Hydropiper
    Red = Staugoryne Repens(or S.Puerto Velho) or Pogostemon Helferi
    Blue = Crypto Wendtii Braun or C.Bullosa or Blyxa
    Black = Stems (Rotala Rotundifolia or R.Green or Ludwigia Brevipes or .. )

    Anubias Nana Petite or Bonsai - can be attached to small stones and layer somewhere between the roots

    Needle Leaf Java Fern or Bolbitis Heteroclita "mini" can be attached to a stone and placed behind the wood (between blue and black)

    Moss can be attached to branches of the driftwood
    .. :phew:

    This is just an idea, 1000 others are possible :proud:
     

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    A W E S O M E

    This is my plan order :

    Ludwigia Brevipes Qte : 2 11,00 €
    Rotala Rotundifolia Qte : 1 2,50 €
    Blyxa Aubertii Qte : 1 6,34 €
    Pogostemon Helferi Qte : 2 9,98 €
    Glossostigma Elatinoides Qte : 1 3,94 €
    Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba Qte : 1 3,94 €
    Echinodorus Latifolius Qte : 1 3,47 €
    Anubias nana var petite Qte : 2 16,64 €
    Tropica Moss Div 003N Qte : 1 15,68 €
     
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    Blyxa Auberti is toooooo big for your tank, same for Echinodorus Latifolius.

    You´ll need more than 1 pot of glosso/hc
     
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    Thanks Juri - I'm gonna remove the Latifolius and add ... 2 pots of Glosso .. or 3 ?

    Which Blyxa is OK ?
     
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    Blyxa Japonica is ok, but requires regular trimmings too

    How do you want the foreground to be covered, where HC and where Glosso and why both?
     
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    Hi Juri,

    Thanks for the kind help. I'll go full HC; I read that it was better on small aquarium. How much HC is necessary for the work ... 4 pots ?

    Here's my updated order :

    - Ludwigia Brevipes Qte : 2
    - Rotala Rotundifolia verte (sp green) Qte : 1
    - Blyxa Japonica Qte : 1
    - Pogostemon Helferi Qte : 4
    - Anubias nana var petite Qte : 2
    - Tropica Moss Div 003N Qte : 1
    - Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba Qte : 4

    Hope i didn't see to big in terms of quantity cause plants are expensive !
     
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    yup, 3 pots should be plenty.

    I reccomend to plant them in clumps, you can get up to 6 clumps from each pot, but 4 clumps are fine too. Are you familiar with the clumps technique?
     
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    not at all :) I got the dennerle aquascape set of tools.

    Got the powder now spread; 1,5kg of powder over the existing amazonia I. I'm also wondering if I've to put the black background tape they gave me with the nano.

    Could I also add in the black area a Alternanthera Rubra to Ludgwigia Brevipes?
     
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    Hey there,

    I'll receive the plant tomorrow. In other terms; the aqua will be filled with water tomorrow night ! can't wait.

    I read lots of contradiction on the water changes on a Ada Amazonia soil....

    What is the way to go for the startup.

    My plan is :
    - 100% water filled wednesday
    - 50% change friday
    - 50% change sunday
    - 30% change 7 days after & so on
     
  18. Jurijs mit JS

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    50-80% WC every day - 1.week (dose K only/day)
    50% wc every second day - 2.week (dose K only/day)
    50% wc every third day - 3.week (start with half dosage Micro and Macro/day)
    50% wc every fourth day - 4.week (Micro and Macro/day)

    now you can turn to regular maintenance regime,
    1-2 times 50% wc /week and daily dosage of micro and macro
     
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    Thanks ! I'm now starting to plant ! HC seems to be a tricky !

    What is "K" ?
     
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    K means potassium
    Planting hc is easy if you plant it in clumps.
    Take a hc pot, and cut it into 4-6 pieces with 1 cm stone wool. Than you can use the wool as an anchor.
     

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